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Track & field competes at Albany Spring Classic

Bearcats turn in nine first-place finishes

April 19, 2014


Track & field competes at Albany Spring Classic

Binghamton finished with nine first-place finishes at the Albany Spring Classic

Contact: David O’Brian (dobrian@binghamton.edu)

ALBANY, N.Y. – Sophomore Brandon Bordeau swept a pair of events, highlighting Binghamton’s performance at the Albany Spring Classic. Team standings were not available at the end of the meet.

Bordeau captured the men’s shot put (51-7 ¼) and discus (142-10). Also winning events on the men’s side were graduate student Jacob Platel in the hammer (187-3) and freshman Jon Alkins in the 200 (21.65).

On the women’s side, first-place finishers included freshman Keishorea Armstrong in the 100 (11.79), sophomore Alexis Hatcher in the 1,500 (4:42.8), freshman Sarah Haley in the pole vault (11-1 ¾) and sophomore Tori Shaffer in the high jump (5-7).

In addition, Armstrong anchored the first-place 4x100 relay team which also included senior Kathleen Klein and juniors Ivory Taussig and Alexx Baum.

Up next for Binghamton is Penn Relays, which run April 24-26

NOTE: On Friday night, Binghamton had other runners compete at the Princeton/Larry Ellis Invitational. Sophomore Ethan Hausamann was 16th in the 5,000, but broke the school record with a time of 14:20.61. The old mark of 14:22.69 was set by current graduate student Jeff Martinez in 2011.

TOP MEN’S FINISHERS

Jon Alkins, 1st, 200 (21.65)
Brandon Bordeau, 1st, Shot Put (51-7 ¼)
Brandon Bordeau, 1st, Discus (142-10)
Jacob Platel, 1st, Hammer (187-3)
Patt Heikklia, 2nd, Shot Put (50-0)
Pat Heikklia, 2nd, Hammer (165-11)
Joe Miceli, 3rd, Pole Vault (15-9)

TOP WOMEN’S FINISHERS

Sarah Haley, 1st, Pole Vault (11-1 ¾)
Alexis Hatcher, 1st, 1,500 (4:42.8)
Tori Shaffer, 1st, High Jump (5-7)
Keishorea Armstrong, 1st, 100 (11.79)
4x100 Relay, 1st (48.2)
Taussig, Baum, Klein, Amstrong
Ivory Taussig, 2nd, 100 (12.01)

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